How many Puerto Ricans on the island are still poor?

Many Puerto Ricans on the island are poor by comparison to other Americans.

Puerto Rico’s 1995 per capita gross product of $7,662 was about a third of the average U.S. citizen’s income on the mainland. However, Puerto Rico is well-off by Latin American standards.

For example, Puerto Rico’s per capita gross product is nearly twice as high as the Dominican Republic’s and six times as high as Cuba’s.

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